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Enjoy a Val Thorens Ski Holiday

Enjoy a Val Thorens Ski Holiday

There’s nothing like cold crisp air to make you feel alive. Even it you don’t ski often or well, you still feel healthy on a Val Thorens ski holiday, even after eating tons of tartiflette and cheese fondue. It’s clomping through snow and all the…

When You Only Have One Day in Philadelphia

When You Only Have One Day in Philadelphia

Only have one day in Philadelphia to shop, eat and drink.  Spend that one day in Philadelphia’s Old City, the 18th C historic section of downtown, that is considered the birthplace of the American Revolution. While the food scene and Philadelphia restaurants are at the…

Easy Day Trips from Paris: Château Vaux-Le-Vicomte

Easy Day Trips from Paris: Château Vaux-Le-Vicomte

You arrive in the village of Maincy, turn down a long tree-lined avenue, and find yourself in the parking lot of le château de Vaux-Le-Vicomte. Entering through the gift shop, you really have no idea the wonders to come. Another easy day trip from Paris…

Easy Day trips from Paris: Le Petit Trianon Versailles

Easy Day trips from Paris: Le Petit Trianon Versailles

Looking for an easy day trip from Paris? Versailles is so close and Le Petit Trianon is a charm! Head out there for a glorious afternoon! For those who follow the oeuvre of Mel Brooks, it will be obvious what I mean when I say,…

Best Bits Luxury Hotel Review: Cowdray House, West Sussex, UK

Best Bits Luxury Hotel Review: Cowdray House, West Sussex, UK

What a glorious day! I had been to Chamonix and it rained, Piemonte and it rained, Kefalonia and it rained, Thailand and it rained but West Sussex in England? The country known for its rain? Well, surprise, surprise – the sun was out and it…

Best Bits Luxury Hotel Review: Relais Sant’Uffizio, Piedmont, Italy

Best Bits Luxury Hotel Review: Relais Sant’Uffizio, Piedmont, Italy

Why hadn’t I returned to Piemonte? After my first year of university, I lived with an Italian Professor of Philology who was eager to perfect her English. It was a great trade-off. She received daily lessons and I lived with her in this magnificent part…